The power of micro-exercise is plain to see
Be honest with yourself- are you really too busy to workout? Look at it this way: you can't really afford not to exercise; a compromise has to be struck. Micro-exercise, or micro-workouts, seem to offer the perfect compromise. On the days you are simply too busy to devote an hour to exercise, try to seek out smaller blocks of time. And yes we are talking seriously small: as few as 60 seconds is better than zero. What's more, micro-exercise actually benefits your productivity and boosts well-being, meaning that it makes you more adept at dealing with a full schedule. So how does it work?
Choose small chunks of time
60 seconds, 5 minutes, 10 minutes, choose as much as you can give in the moment. 60 seconds of jumping jacks is enough to:
- Get the heart rate up
- Increase circulation, bringing oxygen-rich blood to the brain.
- Refreshes and conditions muscles that support good posture.
- Relieves muscle tension
- Elongates certain muscles that remain contracted for long periods of time.
We are not advocating that you replace full-blown exercises with micro-exercise, but simply that you use it strategically. If you are fully stiff, or at a dead end mentally, get up and refresh yourself with a dose of micro-exercise. It is becoming a widely-recognized, beneficial form of exercise for the busy worker. Micro-exercise represents a smart solution for maintaining a high level of well being. At our office in Ramsey, we believe in the power of smart solutions to help people live, look and feel better. Give our office a call to schedule an appointment today.